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    Jim Amitofski

    Your Durham Region REALTOR®

    Century21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., Brokerage

    BOWMANVILLE Real Estate:

    Bowmanville is a small gem that should not be overlooked when deciding on a location to live. The architectural beauty is far from the norm. Examples of home types are from Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, and Colonial styled homes; many have been well maintained and/or restored to the original glory. When it comes to character Bowmanville has a lot of it. There is an array of detached, semi-detached, townhomes, and condos to chose from in every part of Bowmanville. 

    Bowmanville has many public schools and two secondary schools. Attractions of note are the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Archibald’s Estate Winery, Cedar Park Resort, and the many nature trails. It also holds many outdoor activities such as Maple fest in spring, Fall Apple fest, and Christmas Moonlight Magic.

    Bowmanville is a great option as an option for your next move. This is one of many reasons why Bowmanville is home for all sorts of people. If you’re thinking about moving to Bowmanville the time to do so is now to take advantage of growth starting now. This area of Durham region is starting to become one of the fastest municipalities in the area. Factors affecting this positive move are the of the improvements to the 401, the expansion eastward of the 407, and plans of extension of the GO Train system. This place is also very notable for those who wish to live a more serene and rural lifestyle. These areas have been noted for many rural and lake front communities and affordable homes are very keen for young families

    This is a community of approximately 43,000 people located in the municipality of Clarington, Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 75 km (47 mi) east of Toronto, and 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Oshawa along Highway 2. Bowmanville was first incorporated as a town in 1858, but later incorporated with the neighbouring townships of Clarke and Darlington in 1974 forming the Town of Newcastle, which was renamed in 1994 to the Municipality of Clarington. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area.  is a community of about 40,000 people located in the municipality of Clarington, Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 75 km (47 mi) east of Toronto, and 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Oshawa along Highway 2. Bowmanville was first incorporated as a town in 1858, but later incorporated with the neighbouring townships of Clarke and Darlington in 1974 forming the Town of Newcastle, which was renamed in 1994 to the Municipality of Clarington. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area. As the town grew and prospered, so arrived Bowmanville's grand era of architectural building and refinement. Many excellently maintained specimens of Italianate, Gothic Revival, Colonial Brick and Queen Anne architecture remain in Bowmanville's older central neighborhoods. Much of Bowmanville's residential and commercial architectural heritage was either lost or threatened by demolition and modern development from 1950 to 1980, but a 25-year renaissance in appreciation and awareness (led largely by local historians and LACAC members) helped to preserve the precious remnants of days gone by.

    Bowmanville was incorporated as a village in 1852 and as a town in 1858. In 1974, the town was amalgamated with neighbouring Clarke Township and Darlington Township to form the Town of Newcastle as part of the municipal restructuring that created the Regional Municipality of Durham. The Town of Newcastle was renamed Municipality of Clarington in 1994.

    Subdivided housing developments first arrived in the 1950s, with a significant increase in housing development through the 1980s and 1990s. The population rose to about 10,000 in the 1970s, about 20,000 in the 1980s, about 25,000 in the 1990s and today is about 35,000. Transportation improvements in the 1980s included a widening of Highway 401 (first built through Bowmanville in 1952) to six lanes and of Highway 2 to 4/5 lanes. Many have referred to this as the "Lane Era" of Bowmanville.

    Whether you are in need of a detached, semi-detached, townhome, or condo there is so many different types of homes to fit your needs. Let the JIM AMITOFSKI Real Estate Group find your next dream home in the Bowmanville or one of its fine rural communities such as Enniskillen, Gaud Corners, Hayden, or Leshkard.


    Historical Importance:

    Camp 30, the Lake Ontario Officers' Camp-Bowmanville, held captive German army officers from the Afrika Korps, fliers from the Luftwaffe and naval officers from the Kriegsmarine. Farms surrounded the camp that had been a delinquent boys' school prior to the war. In several accounts by former POWs, the prison was represented as very humane, in that the prisoners were well treated and well fed.

    Among the German officers transferred from England to Bowmanville was Korvettenkapitän Otto Kretschmer, who was the top U-boat ace of World War II. Kretschmer assumed the duties of the senior naval officer, sharing the command with the senior Luftwaffe officer Oberstleutnant Hans Hefele and the senior army officer General Leutnant Hans von Ravenstein.

    The Bowmanville boys' school had been quickly turned into a POW camp by surrounding the existing school buildings with a barbed wire fence. The facility, which had been designed to house 300 boys, was cramped and undersized for grown men. Two 12-foot-high (3.7 m) fences with electric lights every twelve feet and nine guard towers surrounded the 14-acre (57,000 m2) site. The fence had sixty miles of barbed wire looped around the small perimeter. Lieutenant Colonel R.O. Bull M.C. had a support staff plus the Veterans Guard of Canada, consisting of nine officers and 239 other ranks under his command to guard the prisoners.

    When the naval prisoners arrived at Bowmanville, there were no recreational facilities. The naval officers quickly transformed the camp. Flower and vegetable gardens were planted, sports fields, tennis courts and a swimming pool were built. The quarters were expanded, giving the prisoners better living conditions. The prisoners received money from home or earned extra money by manufacturing wooden furniture. They were able to purchase beer, cigarettes and dry goods from Eaton's mail order catalogue. It was an ideal life except that there were no women and no freedom. For some there was the urge to get back to the war and defend their country, and for others a desire to remain POWs for the duration of the war.

    A daily routine of exercise, sporting events and work assignments was established. As well as English being taught, professors from the nearby University of Toronto gave lectures for university credit classes. A school was also formed, which taught midshipmen seamanship and navigation courses.

    Current movies were shown each week. National and religious holidays were observed, and music concerts were given regularly. Elaborate stage plays were produced. Extraordinary puppets were designed and fabricated for puppet shows. Although the conditions were good in the Canadian POW camps, there was very little to do, and the routine was always the same.


    THE BATTLE OF BOWMANVILLE…..In October 1942, between 150 and 400 prisoners revolted against the POW guards after they were shackled as retribution as part of the escalation of Germany's new Commando Order.

    Lt.Col. James Taylor had asked German senior officer Georg Friemel to supply 100 prisoners to volunteer to be shackled as part of the ongoing international dispute. When he refused, Otto Kretschmer and Hans Hefele were also asked to provide volunteers, but refused.

    Taylor ordered the guards to find 100 officers to be shackled by force, and Horst Elfe, Kretschmer and others barricaded themselves in the mess hall, arming themselves with sticks, iron bars and other makeshift weapons. Approximately 100 Canadian soldiers requisitioned from another base arrived, and together stormed the mess hall using only baseball bats, so the two sides remained evenly matched. After several hours of brawling, the Canadians brought high pressure water hoses and soaked the cabin thoroughly until the prisoners agreed to come out peacefully.

    During later incidents in the battle which spanned several days, Volkmar König was wounded by gunfire and another bayoneted, and a Canadian soldier suffered a skull fracture from a thrown jar of jam. After calm had returned, 126 of the prisoners were transferred to other camps.


    Geography:

    Bowmanville is surrounded by rural areas on three sides, and Lake Ontario to the south. Farmland formerly covered central Bowmanville until the population increased, thus establishing a nascent downtown core by the early 19th century. There is a harbour to the south of Bowmanville in Port Darlington.


    Economy:

    Bowmanville is home to the historic Bowmanville Foundry, the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police regional office, Goodyear conveyor belt factory (recently sold). There is a marina on Lake Ontario at Port Darlington, south of town. Bowmanville was a finalist for the ITER project. Southern Ontario's GO Train light rail service is to be expanded to Bowmanville shortly. This will increase the efficiency of public transportation to nearby cities such as Oshawa, and beyond. Currently, Darlington Nuclear Generating Station is the largest employer in Bowmanville.

    An outlet mall is planned to be built in Bowmanville near the Highway 401/Waverley Road interchange. 


    Attractions:

    The Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport International Raceway) which hosts both minor grand prix races and major racing events by CASCAR, the SCCA, NASCAR, and the United Sportscar Championship annually is located about 25 kilometres north of Bowmanville.

    Bowmanville was home to the oldest private zoo in Canada, the Bowmanville Zoo until its closure in 2016.

    The Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade has been held annually on the third Saturday of November since 1961.


    Sports / Activities:

    In the 1960s the Oshawa Generals and Bobby Orr played hockey in the old Bowmanville Arena on Queen Street while awaiting the Oshawa Civic Auditorium's completion.

    The Bowmanville Eagles were the most recent local hockey team to play in Bowmanville, but were merged with the nearby Cobourg Cougars in early 2010 by the CCHL and OJHL.

    The Bowmanville Eagles were reborn in 2011. The hockey team was admitted as a Junior C Hockey Club playing in the Central Ontario Junior C League. The Eagles were a Junior C team in the 1970s, 1980's and early 90's. The Eagles applied and were accepted to the Junior A level in 1995. The Eagles were a powerhouse team in the 1980s winning the Charles Schmalz Cup (Provincial Jr C Championship) in 1982. They won the Central Ontario Championships in 1981, 82, 84, 85, 92, 93 and 94.

    In their final season as a Jr. C team before moving to Jr. A, the Eagles went to the Schmalz Cup Final. The Eagles did not have success at the Jr A level until approximately 2004. They had moderate success from there until 2010. The Jr. A league decided it needed to contract some clubs and unfortunately the Eagles were one of the clubs on the contraction list.

    In their inaugural season back as a Junior C club, the Eagles won the Central Ontario League Championship. The Eagles won playoff rounds over Uxbridge, Little Britain and Lakefield. In the Provincial round of the playoffs the Eagles went up against the Campbellford Rebels of the Empire Jr C league where they lost out in seven games.

    Bowmanville is the home of the Clarington Tigercats-Durham Knights Football Club which was founded in 1999.

    In 1997 the Oshawa Green Gaels lacrosse franchise moved to Clarington. They play out of the Garnet B Rickard complex. Since relocating to Clarington in 97 the Gaels have been one of the most dominant lacrosse franchises in the Jr B loop. They have never had a losing season to date and have won 4 Founders Cup championships as the best Canadian Jr B lacrosse team in the Country.


    Transportation:

    Since the 1950s, Bowmanville has been accessible via Highway 401 and is served by three interchanges: Waverley Road—Durham Road 57 (Exit 431), Liberty Street—Durham Road 14 (Exit 432) and Bennett Road (Exit 435), that also serves the retirement community of Wilmot Creek on the Lake Ontario shore. The interchange with Highway 35 and Highway 115 to Lindsay and Peterborough (exit 436) lies 500 metres east of Bennett Road.

    Bowmanville is bisected by the Canadian Pacific Railway, while the Canadian National Railway runs to the south of the town. Bowmanville had its own transit system, Clarington Transit from 2002–05, and is now served by Durham Region Transit, which offers connections to GO Transit and Via Rail.

    GO Transit plans to extend the Lakeshore East line train service to Bowmanville by 2024


    Education:

    Public education is provided by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. There are eight elementary schools in Bowmanville and two secondary schools, Bowmanville High School and Clarington Central Secondary School.

    The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board oversees education through three elementary schools: Holy Family, St. Elizabeth, and St. Joseph (French Immersion); and one secondary school: St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School.

    Private schools include Durham Christian High School, and Knox Christian School


    Policing Services:

    Bowmanville is home to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Toronto East Detachment under "O" Division. Provincially maintained highways are under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Provincial Police. All other policing matters are handled by Durham Regional Police.


    If you’re searching for a real estate professional who has the expertise of the Durham region and a professional who will treat you like the V.I.P. which you deserve to be treated like, contact the JIM AMITOFSKI Real Estate Group either by email JimAmitofski@SoldWithJim.com or call/text: 905-903-0012. When you are ready to SELL-BUY-FINANCE the JIM AMITOFSKI Real Estate Group will be here for YOU. We have access to the best and instant MLS and non-MLS listings in the Durham region. Whether you are looking for detached, semi-detached, townhome, or condos – the JIM AMITOFSKI Real Estate Group will work hard for YOU!

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    $479,900

    6 Ken Bromley Lane

    MLS®#:E4084284
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 3+0

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      1500-2000 Sq Ft

    1 Year New Stunning, Bright Home That Is In A Quiet In-Demand Neighborhood With Many Upgrades & Features. Great Home For First Time Home Buyers. House Faces East Attracting Sunlight Throughout The Home. Upgraded Granite Countertops And Many More.

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    $999,900

    2 Martin Rd S

    MLS®#:E3948080
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 5+0

    • 5

    Over 3,700Sq Ft Legal 4-Unit Multiplex Great Turn-Key Operation. 3-Units Currently Tenanted. Owner Living In Two Units Combined Into One (Potential For 5-Units). With A Combined Potential Revenue Of Over $71,000 Annually. Close To The 401 Steps From Future Go Train Station & Tim Hortons. Planned Infrastructure That Will Bring Exponential Value To T....More details

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    $649,900

    62 Lobb Crt

    MLS®#:E4099810
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
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      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Gorgeous And Immaculate Pristine Built Home Less Than 10 Years Old. The "Nightshade" Model Offers Over 2100 Sq Ft Plus A Partially Finished Basement, Powder Room, Cold Cellar And Bonus Room. Bright And Spacious Main Floor With Hardwood Floors And Oak Staircase. Main Floor Laundry, Large Eat-In Kitchen With Walkout To 20X25 Ft Entertainer's Deck ....More details

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    $499,999

    2207 Highway 2 Rd

    MLS®#:E4063560
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
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    Beautiful 2+1 Bedroom Home Located On Over 1/2 Acre Lot W/ A Stunning 3 Season Sunroom; Perfect For Entertaining! Enjoy Barbecuing On The Back Deck, Relaxing In The Heated Pool Or Alongside Gorgeous Gardens With A Crackling Campfire. This Property Gives A Rural Feel While Only A Couple Blocks From Town! Upgraded Appliances, 3 Outbuildings 2 W/ Elec....More details

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    $624,900

    30 Scugog St

    MLS®#:E4057907
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
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    • 4

    • Area:

      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    First Time Offered. Beautiful Custom Built Ranch Style Bungalow. Walking Distance To Historic Downtown Bowmanville. Enjoy Western Facing Views Of The Bowmanville Creek Valley From The Living & Dining Rooms With W/O To 12'X20' Deck. Finished Basement With 3 Additional Bedrooms, With Large Closets. Master Has 2 Large Closets & 5 Pc. Ensuite. Rec Room....More details

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    $595,000

    98 Ross Wright Ave

    MLS®#:E4080808
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 4+0

    • 3

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      2000-2500 Sq Ft

    Stunning 4 Bedroom, 3 Yrs Old With Corner Lot Great Family Home. Huge Yard And Specious Rooms Located On Low Traffic Street, Quite Family Neighborhood. Open Concept Floor Plan, 9 Ft Main Floor Ceiling. Window On 3 Sides, Kitchen Feature Plenty Of Cupboards And Granite Counters, Living Room With Cozy Glowing Electric Fire Place, Gleaming Hardwood Fl....More details

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    $799,900

    230 Kenneth Cole Dr

    MLS®#:E4080025
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 4+0

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      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    This Is The 1 You've Been Waiting For! Delpark Homes Canturbury Model, Open Concept Home With 4 Br, 3.5 Bath & Countless Upgrades. Large Corner Lot With Lots Of Natural Light. Just Over 1 Yr Old With 2869 Sqft. Executive Home In Family Friendly Neighborhood. Gorgeous Open Concept Living Space & Builder Finish Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets & Kitchen Isl....More details

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    $749,900

    73 Gimblett St

    MLS®#:E4031390
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 4+0

    • 4

    Beautiful Open Concept Four Bedroom Home Located In A Family Friendly North Bowmanville Neighbourhood! Large Eat-In Kitchen,Granite Counter Tops And Centre Island. Walk-Out From Kitchen To A Fully Fenced Backyard. Kitchen Overlooks Great Room. Direct Access From Mudroom Into Double Car Garage. 2 Piece Powder Room On Main Floor. Home Has Central Air....More details

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    $339,900

    106 - 102 Aspen Springs Dr

    MLS®#:E4067120
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Condominium
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
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    • 1

    • Area:

      900-999 Sq Ft

    Welcome Home! Just Minutes From The 401 & Future 407 Expansions & Go Transit. This Lovingly Maintained & Spacious 2Bdrm Condo Will Not Disappoint! Features Include: Large Eat-In Kitchen (Easily Fits 6 Chair Dining Set) Full Size & New Ensuite Laundry & 2nd Entrance Leading Directly To Perfectly Located Parking Spot & Outside Porch (Bbq's Allowed) E....More details

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    $399,000

    59 Brown St

    MLS®#:E4091423
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 2+0

    • 1

    Great Starter Home In Mature Area Of Bowmanville Close To Hospital, Shopping, Downtown, Bus Routes, And 401 Large Fenced Yard. Main Floor Laundry With Walkout To Deck. Living And Dining Rooms Combined, Two Bedrooms, Eat In Kitchen. Furnace.

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    $492,500

    22 Tucker Rd

    MLS®#:E4097518
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
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    • 3

    This Bright And Spacious 3 Bedroom Home In A Preferred Family Oriented Community Is Waiting For A New Family To Make It Their Own! The Unique Layout Provides A Space For Everyone. Facing South, The Numerous Large Windows Allow For Loads Of Sunlight, Creating A Warm And Bright House Atmosphere. Large Eat-In Kitchen With Walkout To Fenced Yard, Large....More details

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    $429,900

    27 Connell Lane

    MLS®#:E4091580
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
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    Don't Miss Out On This Stunning & Affordable 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, End-Unit Home Located In A Desirable New Bowmanville Neighbourhood Close To Schools, Shops, Parks, Restaurants, Transit & So Much More. The Modern Open Concept Makes Entertaining A Breeze. Kitchen Features S/S Appliances, Centre Island & Tons Of Cupboard Space. Head Upstairs & Enjoy The M....More details

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    $555,000

    48 West Beach Rd

    MLS®#:E4085845
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 2+0

    • 2

    This Charming 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Beach House Is Tucked Away On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac Of Waterfront Properties In Port Darlington Mins From 401 Access & Downtown Bowmanville! Totally Move-In Ready With An Updated Eat-In Kitchen Featuring Marble Counters & Subway Tile Backsplash, Hardwood Throughout, Spacious Living Area W. Fireplace, 2nd Level Features ....More details

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    $579,000

    14 Rosalynne Ave

    MLS®#:E4088760
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 3+1

    • 3

    Country Lot In The Heart Of Bowmanville, Spacious 4 Level Sidesplit, Large Bay Window, Hardwood Flooring On Main Level, Large Country Kitchen W/ Island & Tons Of Storage, Family Room Boasts Wood Burning Fireplace & French Doors To Three Tier Deck, Hot Tub & Attached 8X16 Shed W/ 60 Amp Power. 3 Bed, 3 Bath (All Recently Updated), Master Retreat W/ ....More details

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    $699,000

    23 Northglen Blvd

    MLS®#:E4055153
    Status:Sale Pending 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 4+0

    • 3

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Just Move In & Enjoy This Spectacular Brick Family Home On Newer Development In Bowmanville, Boasting 2528 Sq, Ft Of Fully Open Concept With Upgraded Bright Kitchen & Features Extended Cabinetry, Large Island With Under Mount Sink, 9 Ft Ceiling On Main Floor, Family Room On 2nd Floor With Fireplace & Walkout To Balcony, New Hardwood Floor Throughou....More details

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    $599,000

    42 Tilley Rd

    MLS®#:E4063402
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 3+0

    • 3

    Pristine Home Showing True Pride Of Ownership Throughout. Large Lot On A Quiet Court Backing Onto Parkland. Modern Decor Throughout, Open Concept On Main Floor, Promotes Easy Living. W/O From Kitchen To A 500 Sq Ft Deck + Great Summer Gathering. Convenient Inside Entry From Garage + Main Floor Laundry. 3 Generous Bedrooms . Finished Basement W/ Rec....More details

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    $529,000

    55 Edgerton Dr

    MLS®#:E4081398
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 3+0

    • 4

    Fantastic 181 Ft Deep Lot, Quiet Street, Spotless 3 Bedroom Family Home. 4 Min Walking Distant To Elementary, Dbl Door Entry Into A Good Size Foyer, Large Master With Sitting Area/Office, His/Her Closets & Ensuite. Newer Hardwood Floor In Lr And Dr, Family Room W/Gas Fireplace & Hardwoohd Floor & W/O To Deck, Great Place To Relax Or Entertain, Brea....More details

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    $650,000

    4459 Ganaraska 9 Rd

    MLS®#:E4020470
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 3+1

    • 2

    • Area:

      2500-3000 Sq Ft

    Welcome To 4459 Ganaraska Rd 9! This Beautiful Property Nestled In The Quiet Community Known As Kendal Boasts A Massive 1 Acre Lot, 22 Car Parking, & All The Privacy Anyone Can Ask For! Including A B/I Drive Through Garage W/ A Wood Stove & An Industrial Hoist For Your Desired Shop! This Ranch Style Bungalow Is 3.5Km Away From Hwy 115 & Up And Comi....More details

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    $1,169,900

    40 Rebecca Crt

    MLS®#:E4083542
    Status:For Sale 
    Type:Residential
    Community:Bowmanville - Clarington
    • 4+0

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    An Exclusive Location With Well-Built, 4 Bedroom Beauty On 3.6 Acres In The North Of Bowmanville. Municipal Gas And Water, A 16*32 Workshop, An Inground Pool, A Gorgeous Hardwood Forest At Back Of Property For You To Own! A Terrific Find For The Discerning Buyer. Granite In Kit. With W/O To Large Deck And Pool. Wood F/P In Family Also Gas F/P In Bs....More details

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